Historical Events for 12th February 2022

1777 – Captain James Cook arrives at Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand, aboard Resolution, on his 3rd trip to Pacific Ocean
1855 – Michigan State University established
1908 – NY to Paris auto race (via Alaska and Siberia) begins in NYC George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel
1938 – Austrian chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg visits Adolf Hitler in Berchtesgaden
1943 – General Eisenhower departs Algiers for Tebessa
1945 – SF selected for site of UN Conference
1955 – Soviets decides space center built in Baikonur, Kazakhstan
1989 – Barbara Harris becomes 1st female bishop of a US Episcopal church
1999 – Scientists warn about harmful impacts on health of genetically modified (GM) food
2002 – The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He eventually dies four years later before its conclusion.

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